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Central Access Reader

Central Access Reader icon. CAR.

Central Access Reader (CAR) is free, open source, text-to- speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities.  CAR reads Word Docs and pasted text using the voice installed on your computer.  CAR has an intuitive interface and many customizable features. 
Mac + PC

Download Links

Windows (64-bit only)

Mac (Yosemite)*






Opens Word Documents.

Reads Math and Logic Equations.



Flexible MP3 Output.

Customizable Speech.

Color Control.

Paste From Clipboard.


Export to HTML.

Synchronized Dual-highlighting.

Additional Features/Specs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Developer Bios

*Mac users may need to change the Gatekeeper settings, in order to install CAR:

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